There are ranger led tours from May 15–Sept 15 ( admission fee).
The ground floor includes exhibits dating from Russian America: sea otter pelts, samovar teapots, and a replica of a Russian possession plaque found in Old Sitka.
The holdings represent one of the largest assemblages of such posters outside of Russia, comparable only to the Hoover Institution in Palo Alto, California, and the Lundell Collection in Uppsala, Sweden.
In December 2003, Alex Rabinovich donated thirty-four additional original posters from the Russian Revolution and Civil War further enhancing these holdings; they will eventually join this virtual collection.
The Library's early Soviet posters contain several examples by internationally-recognized graphic artists such as Dmitrii Moor (Orlov), artist and poet Vladimir Maiakovskii (who visited NYPL in 1928), and Viktor Deni (Denisov).
Built in 1843, during the “Golden Age” of Russian North America, this spacious, two-story building was home to Bishop Innocent of the Russian Orthodox Church.
It was the center of Russian North America’s cultural, educational, and business ventures, complete with a formal reception hall, dining room, chapel, school, and seminary.
The house, built by skilled Finnish shipwrights, features square logs (as opposed to round ones used in “log cabins”) as well as insulation, wallpaper, paint, and fabrics.
The building was spared fire, but had fallen into disrepair and received a substantial renovation in the 1970s and ’80s.The Germans from Russia are the largest ethnic immigrant group in North Dakota, and their impact on the culture and landscape of the northern plains is profound.German-Russian culture, dating from a settlement era in the 1880s, predominates in south-central North Dakota.Because of the hunger of the German-Russians, an agricultural people, for land, their settlement culture also sprawls across north-central and western North Dakota.Three counties in the German-Russian heartland of North Dakota--Emmons, Logan, and Mc Intosh--have come to refer to their region as German-Russian Country, recognizing the richness of their ethnic immigrant ancestry and encouraging travelers to explore it. They are ethnic Germans who originated, historically, in the German-speaking principalities of central Europe and migrated, mostly during the late 1700s, into the Russian Empire.So, they began to emigrate to other lands, mainly in North America, and particularly on the Great Plains.